Disney: Star Wars Land guests will feel like they're in the movie

Visitors may also be given tasks by either the First Order or the Resistance, and whether they choose to complete the tasks or not will also affect their stay in Star Wars Land. "It's a new place".

The main setting is a locale on a planet somewhere on the Outer Rim - lying on the edge of the Unknown Regions. Additionally, as teased, the Star Wars land initiative will include the attractions, taking the idea from what I dubbed a "Passholder distraction" in Frontierland to being the full-blown immersive experience Disney is seeking. Pablo Hidalgo, a member of the Lucasfilm story group, said the team has been devising mythology for the unnamed planet that will make it feel part of the whole. Fly the Millennium Falcon in another ride and, depending on how well you do, maybe a Bounty Hunter will start hunting you.

EA Motive, if you're not familiar, is a new-ish studio founded by former Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond to help work on Star Wars games including this one and another, more mysterious game, developed by Visceral and helmed by former Uncharted director Amy Hennig.

"We wanted to build new Star Wars stories, new Star Wars destinations", Trowbridge said during the panel. Mickey Mouse, for example, might mention your name or comment on where you're from during a meet-and-greet.

ForgetThe Last Jedi, THIS is the most exciting thing coming from the Star Wars universe. A place that they've just never seen before.

We've known for some time that Star Wars land will feature two headliner attractions, and Star Wars Celebration confirmed additional information about both.

'You walk in there and everything from just being in the environment to the random characters that you actually interact with, everything about it is just total immersion'. There will also be life-sized AT-ATs that will be towering over Star Wars Land. This patent, which was filed by Disney last summer, describes a method for using a reflective light saber to bounce "laser bolts" back at a flying drone or animatronic enemy.

  • Larry Hoffman